Selecting The Right European Country for Your Data Centre

It’s important to take into account where you locate your IT infrastructure, especially if you’re expanding your business into Europe for the first time. Connectivity, power, security, scalability… As if there wasn’t enough to think about when considering a new data centre, but with many cultural, political, financial, language and regulatory differences throughout the continent your decision is fraught with pitfalls and complexities.

In this infographic, based on our whitepaper produced by Interxion, they have attempted to concisely highlight some of the key criteria any business should consider when looking to deploy their infrastructure in a new country.

This infographic won’t tell you everything, but it will serve as a great guide to start your research.

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Cloud Computing Market to Hit Nearly US$20bn in Three Years…

Cloud computing market revenue will jump at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36pc to just about US$20bn at the end of 2016. However, challenges still surround public cloud adoption, a study by 451 Research suggests.

“Cloud computing is on the upswing and demand for public cloud services remains strong,” said Yulitza Peraza, analyst, Quantitative Services, 451 Research and co-author of the Cloud as-a-Service overview report.

“However, public cloud adoption continues to face hurdles, including security concerns, transparency and trust issues, workload readiness and internal non-IT-related organisational issues.”

The report reveals that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) accounted for most of the total market revenue in 2012, with more than half of the total public cloud market share, and a 37pc CAGR through 2016.

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) made up 24pc of the total public cloud revenue last year. The report also indicates PaaS will experience the fastest growth, at a projected CAGR of 41pc between 2012 and 2016.

The infrastructure software-as-a-service (SaaS) sector, which does not include enterprise SaaS revenue, represented 25pc of total cloud revenue in 2012 and is expected to generate a 29pc CAGR through 2016.